on the job

June 2005
PN;Jun2005, Vol. 59 Issue 6, p87
Trade Publication
The article sheds light on the safety hazards for women in their work-place. It refers the book "Against Odds: Stories of Disabled Women's Work Lives," by Mary Grimley Mason, which describes the viewpoints, struggles, strategies, and triumphs of 18 women who have a range of physical and sensory impairments. Mason interweaves her own experiences of childhood polio with the voices of these women. The women discuss overcoming workplace obstacles such as an employer's refusal to grant an interview, lack of accommodations after employment, and negative stereotyping on the job or in job placement.


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